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    Sale 12295

    Jewellery

    6 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 184

    AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY AGATE CAMEO RING

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    AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY AGATE CAMEO RING
    Carved as Pope Pius VII in profile facing right on a blue background, with the legend PIVS VII, in a fluted bezel, to bifurcated shoulders, ring size K


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the cameo is shell and not agate as incorrectly described in the catalogue


    Post Lot Text

    Pope Pius VII (14 August 1742 – 20 August 1823), born Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, reigned as Pope from 14 March 1800 to his death in 1823. Chiaramonti was also a monk of the Order of Saint Benedict in addition to being a well known theologian and bishop.